Dwarves are known to be simple creatures. They drink, they fight, and they craft the finest ales and armaments in the world.
So how does that simplicity become the Best Game Ever*? By partaking in the same pastimes, of course! Except for fighting, because that's hard and I might get hurt. And crafting, because that's archaic and takes a lot of time. So just drinking. Which explains how I came up with the core mechanic of adding dice into the low 100's and then comparing against your opponent's rolls.
I also drew heavily from the games that I have played and loved over the last 25 years. The short list, in no particular order includes:
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Warcraft II / World of Warcraft
- Rock, Paper, Scissors